Sunday, May 2, 2010

Flying High, over the barrier islands of Georgia

Being able to getaway from our usual four walls, responsibilities and expectations, even if only for a day, helps us mentally as well as physically. Most people joke about going to a private island somewhere to just "vegging", taking it easy with no responsibilities for a while with a fruity concoction and sand between your toes. For those who live on the Eastern seaboard, or even a few hours inland, America's barrier islands offer a pleasurable respite. And yes, you can rent an island!
Take the Golden Isles of Georgia; Jekyll, Cumberland, St. Simons and other barrier islands; as you drive across the Torras Causeway bridge, you literally feel the tension ebb and flow out of your body.
One of the many highlights I enjoyed while visiting St. Simon's and Sea Island, was an aerial view, via helicopter, DragonFly Copters through the expert flying of owner/operator, Angie Griffon.
Angie flew myself and two other ladies about 500 feet over St. Simon's, Sea Island and Little St. Simon's. It was a beautiful afternoon, around 78 degrees with mild winds, as we explored the southern barrier islands, from a historical and habitat point of view.
Call DragonFly Copters Tours up and soon you'll be flying over the King and the Prince, around the Lighthouse & Museum, towards Jekyll Island then back north, over marshes to Little St. Simon, a private island. Your pilot can give you a great overview of who's who on the island, some of the fascinating history to the flora and fauna and its' inhabitants. Whirl over alligators, birds and other critters foraging in the marshes.
Feel free as you whir overhead and get a real birds eye view of the Golden Isles and how beautiful these islands really are.

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